Pair of Moccasins
Arts of the Americas
Hide, glass beads
4 x 3 3/4 x 9 1/2 in. (10.2 x 9.5 x 24.1 cm) (show scale)
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Henry L. Batterman Fund and Frank Sherman Benson Fund
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Native American, possibly Sarsi. Pair of Moccasins, 19th century. Hide, glass beads, 4 x 3 3/4 x 9 1/2 in. (10.2 x 9.5 x 24.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Henry L. Batterman Fund and Frank Sherman Benson Fund, 50.67.19a-b. Creative Commons-BY
overall, 50.67.19a-b.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2005
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This pair of moccasins is made of hide with beaded geometric designs in green, yellow and white. There are two beaded cross motifs (possibly a star) on the vamp of each moccasin. The triangular design down the front might indicate deer hoof, rope, person, rope deer hoof or buffalo hoof. The sinuous beding along the side may indicate pathways. Note: design signification cannot be definately determined as abstract designs can mean different things according to each maker.The cuff of each moccasin has been cut into points. Condition fair. Beadwork stable. Cuffs are slightly stiff.
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